The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Blue Coat products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Blue Coat Systems, Inc.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 315 393 351
Rank change year-on-year
+78 -42
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 94 25 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.41% 0.10% 0.18%
As % of the Vendors category 0.92% 0.22% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 15 27
Average daily rate
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£425 £348 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.30% -0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £265 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £333
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +20.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
- -31.57%
Blue Coat
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
10270 11180 9980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.31% 45.90% 46.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7045 7350 6250
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 231 311
Average hourly rate £17.76 £18.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.01% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.58 £33.50 £42.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Blue Coat Jobs Demand Trend in London

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Blue Coat across the London region.

Blue Coat Daily Rate Trend in London

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Blue Coat across the London region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

Blue Coat Daily Rate Histogram in London

Blue Coat
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat across the London region.

Blue Coat Hourly Rate Trend in London

Blue Coat
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blue Coat within the London region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +44 31 £438 +25.89% 3
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England

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Blue Coat also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Blue Coat.

1 132 (85.16%) Firewall
2 114 (73.55%) Cisco
3 112 (72.26%) CheckPoint
4 72 (46.45%) F5
5 71 (45.81%) Juniper
6 61 (39.35%) WAN
6 61 (39.35%) Finance
7 59 (38.06%) Cisco Certification
8 55 (35.48%) TCP/IP
9 51 (32.90%) VPN
10 48 (30.97%) Network Security
11 44 (28.39%) CCNP
12 43 (27.74%) BGP
12 43 (27.74%) Cisco Nexus
13 42 (27.10%) OSPF
13 42 (27.10%) ProxySG
14 41 (26.45%) LAN
15 35 (22.58%) Windows
16 32 (20.65%) DNS
17 30 (19.35%) Banking
17 30 (19.35%) Sourcefire
17 30 (19.35%) Cisco ASA
18 29 (18.71%) VLAN
18 29 (18.71%) SSL
18 29 (18.71%) Analytical Skills
19 28 (18.06%) Cisco IOS
20 27 (17.42%) Internet
20 27 (17.42%) HSRP
21 25 (16.13%) MPLS
21 25 (16.13%) PKI

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Blue Coat also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Blue Coat. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (3.87%) IIS
1 6 (3.87%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.58%) Lync
2 4 (2.58%) LiveLink
3 2 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.29%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 13 (8.39%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.16%) MS Visio
3 7 (4.52%) MS Office
4 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.65%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.58%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.94%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.65%) Amazon ELB
1 1 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 132 (85.16%) Firewall
2 61 (39.35%) WAN
3 55 (35.48%) TCP/IP
4 51 (32.90%) VPN
5 48 (30.97%) Network Security
6 43 (27.74%) BGP
6 43 (27.74%) Cisco Nexus
7 42 (27.10%) OSPF
8 41 (26.45%) LAN
9 32 (20.65%) DNS
10 30 (19.35%) Cisco ASA
11 29 (18.71%) VLAN
11 29 (18.71%) SSL
12 28 (18.06%) Cisco IOS
13 27 (17.42%) Internet
13 27 (17.42%) HSRP
14 25 (16.13%) MPLS
15 20 (12.90%) IPsec
16 18 (11.61%) Wireshark
16 18 (11.61%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.58%) Oracle Exadata
1 4 (2.58%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.65%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (3.23%) Fiddler
2 2 (1.29%) Metasploit
General
1 61 (39.35%) Finance
2 30 (19.35%) Banking
3 19 (12.26%) Telecoms
4 11 (7.10%) Investment Banking
5 7 (4.52%) Spanish Language
6 5 (3.23%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.29%) Law
7 2 (1.29%) Legal
8 1 (0.65%) German Language
8 1 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 67 (43.23%) Network Engineer
2 50 (32.26%) Security Engineer
3 35 (22.58%) Network Security Engineer
4 24 (15.48%) Analyst
5 20 (12.90%) Senior Security Engineer
6 18 (11.61%) Senior Network Engineer
7 17 (10.97%) Security Analyst
8 15 (9.68%) Consultant
9 12 (7.74%) Network Consultant
10 11 (7.10%) Security Consultant
11 10 (6.45%) Network Support
12 9 (5.81%) Senior Network Security Engineer
12 9 (5.81%) Architect
13 8 (5.16%) Network Security Consultant
13 8 (5.16%) Infrastructure Architect
14 5 (3.23%) Firewall Engineer
14 5 (3.23%) Network Analyst
14 5 (3.23%) Network Architect
15 4 (2.58%) Network Infrastructure Architect
15 4 (2.58%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.52%) Middleware
2 4 (2.58%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (1.94%) Rendezvous
4 2 (1.29%) CGI
5 1 (0.65%) CSS
5 1 (0.65%) Web Services
5 1 (0.65%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (18.71%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (16.13%) PKI
3 7 (4.52%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.58%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (1.94%) SecurID
6 2 (1.29%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.29%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.29%) iPhone
7 1 (0.65%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.65%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.65%) Clustering
7 1 (0.65%) NHS
7 1 (0.65%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.65%) PMI
7 1 (0.65%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.65%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 35 (22.58%) Windows
2 23 (14.84%) Linux
3 10 (6.45%) UNIX
4 9 (5.81%) Solaris
5 7 (4.52%) Oracle Linux
6 5 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.94%) Windows 8
7 3 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.29%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.29%) Android
9 1 (0.65%) MVS
9 1 (0.65%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (12.26%) Migration
1 19 (12.26%) Load Balancing
2 17 (10.97%) ITIL
3 14 (9.03%) Change Management
4 12 (7.74%) Network Monitoring
4 12 (7.74%) Kalman Filter
5 11 (7.10%) Mentoring
5 11 (7.10%) Information Assurance
5 11 (7.10%) Network Design
5 11 (7.10%) Project Management
6 10 (6.45%) ISMS
6 10 (6.45%) Network Load Balancing
6 10 (6.45%) Low Latency
6 10 (6.45%) High Availability
6 10 (6.45%) WAN Optimisation
7 9 (5.81%) Project Planning
8 8 (5.16%) Problem Management
9 7 (4.52%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (4.52%) Investment Management
9 7 (4.52%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.87%) SQL
2 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.65%) Tcl
2 1 (0.65%) VB
2 1 (0.65%) C
2 1 (0.65%) Perl
Qualifications
1 59 (38.06%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (28.39%) CCNP
3 20 (12.90%) CCSE
4 14 (9.03%) CCNA
5 12 (7.74%) Security Cleared
6 10 (6.45%) CCIE
7 9 (5.81%) CISSP
8 7 (4.52%) SC Cleared
9 6 (3.87%) JNCIS
10 5 (3.23%) DV Cleared
11 4 (2.58%) CCSA
12 3 (1.94%) CISM
12 3 (1.94%) Check Point Certification
13 2 (1.29%) CCSP
13 2 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (1.29%) CEH
13 2 (1.29%) Degree
14 1 (0.65%) HP ASE
14 1 (0.65%) HP MASE
14 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.94%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.94%) SLA
2 3 (1.94%) GPG13
3 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 42 (27.10%) ProxySG
2 18 (11.61%) Snort
3 11 (7.10%) Active Directory
4 6 (3.87%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.94%) XenApp
5 3 (1.94%) Squid
6 2 (1.29%) UAG
7 1 (0.65%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.65%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (5.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 8 (5.16%) Control-M
1 8 (5.16%) BladeLogic
2 6 (3.87%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (3.23%) DatAdvantage
4 4 (2.58%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (1.94%) SCCM
6 2 (1.29%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.65%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.65%) CiscoWorks
7 1 (0.65%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.65%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.65%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 114 (73.55%) Cisco
2 112 (72.26%) CheckPoint
3 72 (46.45%) F5
4 71 (45.81%) Juniper
5 30 (19.35%) Sourcefire
6 21 (13.55%) Microsoft
7 18 (11.61%) HP
8 13 (8.39%) Citrix
9 12 (7.74%) VMware
10 11 (7.10%) Nokia
11 10 (6.45%) Symantec
11 10 (6.45%) McAfee
12 9 (5.81%) Brocade
12 9 (5.81%) Oracle
13 8 (5.16%) Fortinet
14 7 (4.52%) Websense
14 7 (4.52%) CA
14 7 (4.52%) Varonis
14 7 (4.52%) LogRhythm
15 6 (3.87%) TippingPoint
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